I am feeling much better today, so to celebrate my newly regained health, I put on a colorful dress and a snappy white blazer to head into the office. I was all pumped for a day of productivity in my cute outfit until my bubble was quickly burst when I walked out of the bedroom for my morning cup o’ joe and Jason commented that I “look like a doctor.”
The worst part is that I think he’s right.
So, I quickly took to pinterest to find ways that other fashionable ladies successfully wore a white blazer.
Imagine my horror when I realize they all just look like doctors. Really cute and fancy doctors. But still doctors. Or maybe scientists.
Every pictures I clicked through, I just couldn’t get past the fancy doctor look.
Thankfully, my cries were heard by none other than Olivia Palermo and Lauren Conrad who look every bit the fashionistas they are and zero bit Doogie Howser.
And also this girl, she looks pretty cute:
So, after close scrutiny of the first four photos compared to the last three photos, I’ve compiled a list of “do’s” when it comes to wearing a white blazer.
- Do look for fitted cuts. A boxy white blazer veers more towards clinical than pinnacle of fashion (I tried to make that rhyme work. you don’t even want to know what other dumb rhymes I came up with).
- Pick a white blazer with a fun feature like gold buttons.
- Avoid wearing a white blazer with a dress. Normally, a blazer automatically makes almost any dress great for the office, but unless your office is an O.R., the same is not true for white blazers. However, no one will mistake you for a doctor if you pair your blazer with skinny jeans, leather pants or short shorts.
So, make sure to follow these tips and don’t make my same mistakes. Otherwise, you could find yourself in an embarrassing situation when you’re out to lunch and someone near you starts choking and the whole restaurant looks to you to perform the Heimlich.
What? It could happen.